Adult Mental Health Counsellor and Volunteer Drivers Program provided by Interior Health
Interior Health contracts volunteer driver program, a counsellor that works solely on chronic mental health and a psychiatrist once a month.
We have a case manager so that’s a little farther down the road or something, but we have a contract through Interior Health, we have two contracts, one is for volunteer drivers program and it’s $3000 a year and we’ve been running I think for 12 years and that’s hasn’t been an increase so lately we’ve had to go for additional funding because our coordinator’s wages have gone up in the 12 years. So we administer that contract and we have a case manager position it’s called and it’s an adult mental health and substance use counsellor and it’s currently for 20 hours a week and they only do chronic and persistent mental health, so not mild to moderate and you know as you know if someone is dealing with anxiety and depression and it doesn’t get addressed it can turn into something chronic. And with that contract, we have the psychiatrist who comes out once a month from Trail and spends a day. So one day a month we have psychiatry.
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